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2015 Homeless Count data provides hope for Valley’s homeless veterans

Posted May 15, 2015 by by Lisa Kinison

Data on homelessness in Los Angeles county released on May 11 confirmed what many local social service agencies and non-profit service providers already knew: the number of homeless in the Antelope Valley has increased dramatically, from 2,114 in 2013 to 2,818 in 2015, an increase of 33 percent. The sobering numbers do have a silver…

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Community networking spotlight: Dr. Leslie Uhazy

Posted May 15, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

Dr. Leslie Uhazy, Antelope Valley College dean of Mathematics and Sciences, was selected for the Air Force Material Command Community Liaison Program in the fall of 2004. He attended his first CLP meeting in San Antonio, Texas, at Brooks City-Base with then AFMC commander Gen. Gregory Martin. “I joined the Community Liaison Program because of…

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May is Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Posted May 15, 2015 by Dr. Robert B. Kane

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) — In 1978, Congress established Asian-Pacific American Heritage Week to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans to U.S. history and culture. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush extended the celebration to the entire month. On Oct. 23, 1992, Congress officially designated May of each…

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Deployed 355th SFS Defender received recognition

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SOUTHWEST ASIA  — Airman 1st Class Tinalouise Dunbar, from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, was recently selected by 386th Air Expeditionary Wing leadership as April’s Unsung Hero Award recipient. Dunbar distinguished herself by protecting the US Speaker of the House, 30 distinguished visitors, six Senators and two British members of Parliament. She liaised with the United States Secret…

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New VA website encourages Veterans to tell their stories of hope

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WASHINGTON – May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To commemorate the month, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is encouraging Veterans, along with their families and friends, to visit and view recovery journey stories on the website, MakeTheConnection.net. Make the Connection is a national awareness program operated by VA aimed at reducing the negative perceptions and stigma associated…

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Military spouse seeks donor for kidney transplant

Posted May 15, 2015 by Natalie Lakosil

Looking at Tawanna Clapp you wouldn’t guess that she spends 21 hours a week on dialysis. Tawanna was diagnosed with focal glomerulosclerosis, FSGS, in 1996 during a routine physical for college. According to the National Kidney Foundation, FSGS is a disease that “describes scarring in the kidney. “Glomerulosclerosis is not caused by a single disease….

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